How long do you have to seek compensation after a slip, trip or fall?
The general time limit to file a suit for this kind of personal injury is two years. However, recent legislation has significantly shortened the amount of time you have to file a civil lawsuit for certain kinds of incident.
Bill 118 reduced the effective filing deadline for slip and falls caused by icy conditions to only 60 days from the date of injury. Specifically, the prospective plaintiffs have 60 days to notify defendants of their intent to file a claim.
Furthermore, anyone who wants to file a slip, trip or fall case of any kind against a municipal authority has only 10 days to provide notice of their intent to sue to the appropriate agency. It is crucial to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to get your case started.